Wellington boots, wellies, rubber boots, they all originated from the British soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. At that time Wellington boots were used by the aristocracy for hunting and outdoor activities.
Fast forward a few centuries and they are used for jumping in muddy puddles and collecting marbles. If weather forecasts are to be trusted, these all-weather boots may soon be needed to cope with some UK snow. Here are some options if you do not want to caught-short and faced with the only remaining boots in your kids size- the £40 Hunter wellies!!
John Lewis Bow Trim Polka Dot Wellington Boots, Navy/Red, £12-£16, www.johnlewis.com
Next, Navy Stripe Wellies, £12-£13, www.next.co.uk
Tesco, F&F Dinosaur Wellies, £9.00 – £10.00
Muddy Puddles, Printed Wellies, £16.00, www.muddypuddles.com